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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 19:33

Evening all. Hit and miss here with the weather too today. Every time I finished an indoor job and went out to paint the rain would come back on. Got a bit done and fortunately the bit that needed doing was sheltered from the rain so at least it was something. Deadheaded sweet peas and heuchers and watered tomatoes. The only 'sowing' I did was my daughter's bindings on to her blazer for 5th year.

Did housework...sorry dirty word 

Stacey- I've never had a problem with Jap Anems being rampant - maybe my conditions keep them in check. Damp and clay. I love them - white ones only though 

Now the Alchemilla...that's a different story! 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 13:41

KEF- longiflorum is my favourite lily 


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:41

I'm one of them I'm afraid! I have the forum saved as a favourite so just open it and go. I use a laptop though Tim.  iPads seem to cause a few issues on here from what others say.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:28

A lot of us just don't log out Tim. Saves the hassle!


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 10:54
KEF wrote (see)

Shall I send for Rosemary & Thyme ? 

Something secret & mysterious happened before I joined ...

Perhaps you could do with them GG - oh they're awful really so maybe not!    

Not a penstemon fan GG so can't help you there. Verdi will know though. I thought they were meant to be pretty straightforward?

Oh -almost forgot - morning all! 

small trees that attract birds

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 10:16

One thing to add about rowans (Sorbus) Bart is that there are two types - Mountain ash is the one you want not Whitebeam. It's a different - and beautiful - tree altogether. SIlvery green foliage and a lovely tulipy shape but not the autumn berries that the ash gives you.

The red ones don't Lolomac. I think hawthorn and pyracantha smell like that too but they're great plants to have on boundaries and also for wildlife so I don't mind!


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 10:06

SD- whatever you're on -I want some!

When I commuted from my last house to school and work we drove on a few narrow roads with woodland around and deer frequently jumped out of fields in front of us and into the woods the other side. Fortunately they always escaped unscathed. We didn't have them really near our house so no damage in the garden thankfully! 

Chick isn't it one of the loveliest 'noises' in the world - silence ...with just bees buzzing  and birds chirping. 


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:59

It's when you've didvided a clump of Iris and are replanting them that you cut the foliage back by half. The root system wouldn't be able to support that amount of top growth. Cutting the leaves down means the plant can concentrate it's energy on building up the roots. Your Iris will just die back naturally for the winter so no need to chop!


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:52

I put fags in and got something altogether different.....


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:09

I don't put perennial weeds in CG, just annuals, and whenever possible  I  leave them lying for a day or so to dry out thoroughly before I put them in. I put perennial ones in the brown bin we have for council recycling. 

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